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Martin Unveils Trio of Affordable X-Series Acoustic Guitars

C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size. Martin has unveiled a trio of affordable X-Series acoustic guitars.

Martin’s New X-Series of guitars include the DX420, the DX2Mae, and the DX1AE Macassar Burst.

The DX1AE Macassar Burst provides tone and tradition in a tough, stylish package. It is made of solid Sitka spruce that is set off by a vintage sunburst finish for a look bold enough to match the timeless sound of X-bracing and the body shape that started it all: the Dreadnought. This guitar is left-hand friendly. The list price is $849.00.

The DX2MAE was designed for those who have fallen in love with the look of Martin’s 15 and 17 Series solid mahogany guitars. The list price is $729.00.

This full-sized Dreadnought version of Martin’s recent OXMAE features mahogany high-pressure laminate (HPL) top, back and sides, a herringbone applied rosette, a high performance neck, and a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Richlite fingerboard and bridge. This warm, protective X Series guitar is stage and studio ready with Fishman Sonitite electronics and built for strength. This guitar is left-hand friendly.

The DX420 is the X-Series version of Martin’s acclaimed D-420 model form 2017. It features a custom printed illustration by visual artist Robert Goetzl. This full sized Dreadnought features an HPL printed top, mahogany printed high pressure laminate back and sides, a high performance neck taper for easy play, and an FSC certified Richlite fingerboard and bridge.